Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Gaylord News

Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Gaylord News

Gaylord News is a reporting project of the University of Oklahoma Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Gaylord News

The House passes a seven-bill package along party lines. (Courtesy: C-SPAN)

Major Appropriations Bill Passes House, Oklahoma Amendments Voted Down

Kaitlyn Deggs July 29, 2021

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. House passed a major appropriations bill along party lines on Thursday, without amendments proposed by members of the Oklahoma delegation. The bill passed by a vote of 219-208,...

Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla) speaks at a House Rules Committee hearing Monday. (Courtesy: House Rules Committee)

Cole’s McGirt Amendment Heads to House Floor

Kaitlyn Deggs July 27, 2021

An amendment to a major appropriations bill seeking $154 million for tribal justice needs is  heading to the House floor for a vote. The amendment, proposed by Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla), seeks to increase...

Farmers fear feds could be making it more difficult again for them to work their land in the search to protect clean water.  (Will Blessing/Gaylord News)

Waters of the United States rule could create questions for Oklahoma farmers

Keegan Williams and Will Blessing July 23, 2021

A U.S. federal court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to block an effort by the Biden administration to revise how the country’s navigable waters are to be regulated. For Oklahoma farmers, this new...

Congress taking steps to lift marijuana restrictions

Congress taking steps to lift marijuana restrictions

Becca Yanez July 16, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Oklahomans may soon be able to get their medical marijuana treatments outside of state lines.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden...

Lankford receives leadership award at the International Religious Freedom Summit

Lankford receives leadership award at the International Religious Freedom Summit

Libbey Dean July 16, 2021

WASHINGTON-- Sen. James Lankford received an award on Thursday from the International Freedom Summit for his continuous congressional leadership in religious freedom. “I try to explain to people...

Alex Cameron, Washington D.C. correspondent of News 9, interviews Gaylord News reporter Libbey Dean in the Cannon Rotunda. (Gaylord News/ Vy Luong)

News 9 Washington DC correspondent Alex Cameron highlights Gaylord News program

Libbey Dean July 16, 2021

  WASHINGTON -- For years, OU’s Gaylord School of Journalism has been helping turn students into working journalists. More recently, the school has given a select few students the opportunity...

Windows at Tasty Thai in Del City were shattered in May. The restaurant was the target of burglary and vandalism four times during April and May. (Provided/Lyn Detphong)

Despite anti-hate crime bill, Oklahoma’s Asian American community faces difficulties

Vy Luong July 9, 2021

Lyn Detphong, a single mother balancing her job as a full-time nurse with ownership of a Thai restaurant, thought the worst of her struggles were ending earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic began...

Oklahoma House Representatives Vote Against Bill that Includes Oklahoma Projects

Oklahoma House Representatives Vote Against Bill that Includes Oklahoma Projects

Kaitlyn Deggs and Kaleigh Tingelstad July 2, 2021

WASINGTON -- The Republican Oklahoma House delegation, including three members who submitted large road project requests, voted against a massive infrastructure bill making its way through Congress.  Reps....

Cattle in a nearly empty stockyards at Mid America Stockyards in Bristow, Oklahoma. (Gaylord News/Brooklyn Wayland)

Lucas, two others seek release of DOJ beef industry investigation report

Becca Yanez July 1, 2021

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Cheyenne, along with two other Republican House members, have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to release a final investigative report on disparities in the cattle...

Passengers traveling across the Texas/Oklahoma border on I-35. (Gaylord News/Will Blessing.)

U.S. Department of Transportation announces millions of dollars for two Oklahoma Highway projects

Kaitlyn Deggs and Kaleigh Tingelstad June 30, 2021

WASHINGTON -- The United States Department of Transportation announced over $100 million in awards to two Oklahoma projects under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grant program. The two projects...

A group of books dealing with critical race theory at the Bizzell Memorial Library, located on campus at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. PHOTO BY: Will Blessing

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole asks education secretary to withdraw grant priorities

Kolby Terrell June 14, 2021

WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Tom Cole is using more caution on a bill he co-sponsored in March on civics education since the Biden administration announced grant priorities for the bill in late April. “The...

Stephanie Bice reflects on tumultuous first 100 days

Stephanie Bice reflects on tumultuous first 100 days

Bennett Brinkman April 23, 2021

WASHINGTON - When Oklahoma’s newest representative launched her campaign for the Fifth Congressional District seat, she expected the typical challenges that go with moving from the state political theater...

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